The Unpossessed City: A Novel

Paperback | October 27, 2009

byJon Fasman

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A gripping novel about the dangers and draws of contemporary Russia?from the author of The Geographer?s Library

With The Geographer?s Library, Jon Fasman made an ?inventive and spirited? debut (The New Yorker) that landed him on The New York Times bestseller list. Every bit as dazzling, The Unpossessed City takes readers into the Wild East that is Russia today. There we meet Jim Vilatzer?an American expat whose Russian language skills land him a job interviewing former inmates of the Gulag and ensnare him in a web of deceit involving the CIA, Russia?s Interior Ministry, and Central Asian arms dealers selling the most dangerous technologies to the highest bidder. From its brooding portrayal of Moscow to its riveting pace, The Unpossessed City is an atmospheric triumph in the tradition of Donna Leon?s novels of Venice.

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A gripping novel about the dangers and draws of contemporary Russia?from the author of The Geographer?s LibraryWith The Geographer?s Library, Jon Fasman made an ?inventive and spirited? debut (The New Yorker) that landed him on The New York Times bestseller list. Every bit as dazzling, The Unpossessed City takes readers into the Wild E...

Jon Fasman was born in Chicago in 1975 and grew up in Washington, D.C. He was educated at Brown and Oxford universities and has worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., New York, Oxford, and Moscow. His writing has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, Legal Affairs, the Moscow Times, and The Washington Post. He is now a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.45 × 5.55 × 0.75 inPublished:October 27, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143116150

ISBN - 13:9780143116158

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"Literate and engaging. . . . The moving story of a smart, humble man making peace with his roots, coming of age as an adult. . . . Highly descriptive and absorbing."
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